Strikes aren’t dangerous, but Tory and Liberal union-busting rhetoric is

In a tweet published last week, Ontario’s Liberal Party called strikes “disruptive” and said that they “can become downright dangerous,” using this anti-union rhetoric as a shot against the province’s New Democratic Party. Text in a video included in the tweet read: “The NDP puts unions first. And the public second.” These anti-worker comments and… Read More Strikes aren’t dangerous, but Tory and Liberal union-busting rhetoric is

Migrant workers score victory against racial profiling and coercion of DNA by police

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ruled that the applications made by two of 54 current and former participants of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program regarding racial profiling in Elgin County were in ‘good faith’. The legal representatives for the respondent in the case, the Ontario Provincial Police, called for the case to be… Read More Migrant workers score victory against racial profiling and coercion of DNA by police

A Green Economy for All: The Environmental Racism Project

“We want to ensure that the new green economy is inclusive of racialized people,” says Christopher Wilson, a member of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), and Ontario regional coordinator for the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). “Climate change is at the forefront of a number of policy discussions, and we want to… Read More A Green Economy for All: The Environmental Racism Project

​DNA Sweeps: How a Lack of Oversight Permits Police Coercion

DNA—the most private and intimate of information—is being swept up in blanket canvasses by Canadian police, who say the samples are collected from individuals who meet either demographic or geographic profiles, and only with their consent. But the process requires no court order, no legal oversight, and is subject to no comprehensive policies. And advocacy… Read More ​DNA Sweeps: How a Lack of Oversight Permits Police Coercion